Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Migrant
Local Status: Rare recent colonist.
Local Record: Grade 4 See here for explanation
Flight time: Oct-Nov.
Foodplant: Holm Oak.
|Year first recorded||2008||2008|
|Year last recorded||2011||2011|
|Number of records||16||32|
|Number of individuals||33||66|
For the region, we have a total of 32 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2008.
Similar species: 2248 Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to the Mediterranean region plus the whole of Iberia, and, since 2006, recorded on a number of occasions on Guernsey, the larva feeding on holm oak (Quercus ilex). The only UK mainland record is from Dorset: Durlston, at MV light on 12 October 2008 (P Davey). There is scope for this species to become resident in localities currently occupied by the Oak Rustic2246, if indeed it has not already done so, as they both feed on holm oak and both share the same distribution across Europe. The moth is on the wing during October, a little later than that of Brindled Green2248 and a little earlier than that of Oak Rustic, although all three potentially overlap in the first fortnight of October.